Face-Off Minnesota

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Face-off Minnesota was a televised event held in May of 2006. It was sponsored by Border Foods, the Star Tribune newspaper, and Twin Cities Public Television, the local PBS affiliate. NAQT and the MQBA intended for it to become an annual event but for unknown reasons it ceased to continue. Teams qualified for Face-off Minnesota from top finishes at affiliated local NAQT tournaments, some of which included: Southwest Minnesota State University Tournament, 2005 GINVIT, 2006 SAVANT etc.

The tournament was held at the University of Minnesota - Rochester. Ken Jennings notably served as the moderator. During quarterfinal rounds, which first aired on May 14, 2006, Cretin-Derham Hall defeated Minnetonka 330-325 and Eden Prairie beat Mounds Park Academy 450-160. On May 21, 2006, Chaska defeated Armstrong and St. Thomas Academy defeated DeLaSalle. On May 28, Chaska defeated Cretin-Derham Hall and St. Thomas Academy defeated Eden Prairie to move into the finals, where St. Thomas Academy eventually scored a convincing victory over Chaska. The four members of the victorious Saint Thomas Academy team were Josh Mollner, Jack Boyle, Tom Sullivan, and Kevin Partington.

Finals Standings

Rank Team
1 Saint Thomas Academy
2 Chaska
T3 Cretin-Derham Hall
T3 Eden Prairie
T5 DeLaSalle
T5 Minnetonka
T5 Mounds Park Academy
T5 Armstrong
T9 Breck
T9 Buffalo
T9 Edina
T9 Bloomington Kennedy
T9 Orono
T9 Rosemount
T9 Saint Paul Academy
T9 Wayzata

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